New Zealand is a country famed for its landscape, Maori traditions and just pure insane activities. This is the country that invented the bungee jump after all. It’s appeal to the backpacker community is huge due to its laid back lifestyle and accessibility, even though the country is rather isolated.
Unfortunately, New Zealand is expensive. An average night in a mixed dorm will cost $30 NZD, a pint of beer will cost anywhere upwards of $10 NZD (unless you’re a local) and the price of activities can be just surreal…an average bungee jump costs $200 NZD.
This doesn’t prevent backpackers from flocking in their droves to hike and conquer the picturesque mountain ranges of New Zealand.